[Ads-l] ''Jonathan Livingston Seagull''

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Mon Jun 15 22:31:24 UTC 2015


But I never heard it pronounced to rhyme with beagle. 

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> On Jun 15, 2015, at 4:15 PM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
> 
> Is this name/book-title meant to be a pun?
> 
> Here of late, I've begun to notice that there are people who pronounce
> "seagull" as though it were spelled
> 
> "Siegel."
> 
> Daniel Tosh of Comedy Central's "Tosh.0" is one such. But I and mine
> pronounce "seagull" as
> 
> "sea gull."
> -- 
> -Wilson
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> come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
> -Mark Twain
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